Autumn Meeting at Benton Hall Golf Club – Monday 17 September 2018

Our last meeting of the season is at Benton Hall Golf Club on Monday 17 September.  Places are still available and if you would like to book please contact Jane Collier preferably via email or alternatively telephone Jane on 01621 893644.

Final details of the event including list of players will be posted on our website around 10 September.

Carol Bell Hon Secretary & Webmaster


3rd Summer Meeting The Rayleigh Club August 2018 – Results

The penultimate event of the season took place at The Rayleigh Club in early August. After all the recent hot and sunny weather it was disappointing to have much cooler temperatures, grey skies and drizzly rain on the morning. The forecast for the day was poor and with the ladies teeing off from 12 noon the rain got worse as the day went on. After all the organisation it is always disappointing when the weather tries to thwart the proceedings. Whilst a lot of the ladies came in drenched after 9 holes, others soldiered on in difficult conditions and should be commended for their fortitude. Consequently the scores reflected the poor weather conditions on the day.

In 4th place with 31 points ocb were Tricia Ainsbury (Burstead) & Jeanette Oakes (Romford), 3rd also on 31 points were Caroline Fields (Braintree) & Carol Bell (Benton Hall). 2nd ocb with 33points were Sandra Griggs (Maylands) and Monique Praill (West Essex). In 1st place and winners of the Friendship Salver also on 33points were Pennie Lipscomb (The Warren) & Pat Drew (The Burstead). The day finished with a delicious carvery meal which was much appreciated and enjoyed by the ladies. Thanks to The Rayleigh Club for hosting the event and to Joanna Kurn (Lady Captain The Rayleigh Club) and Pat Flynn for their help with preparations and on the day.  Despite the weather a good day was had by all.

4th Jeanette Oakes & Tricia Ainsbury

3rd Caroline Fields & Carol Bell

2nd Monique Praill & Sandra Griggs

Winners Pennie Lipscomb (The Warren) & Pat Drew (The Burstead)

Carol Bell Hon Secretary & Webmaster

Ida Bunting Memorial Trophy 2018 – Semi Final Result

On another extremely hot day the Ida Bunting Memorial semi-finals teed off at Burstead Golf Club at 12 noon. The first match was Linda Woods, Royal Epping versus Lee Stavri, West Essex. Lee received 5 shots & was 3 up after 7 holes, Linda fought back & was 2 down at the turn but Lee then played well to close out the match on the 14th winning 5 & 4. The second match was Janice Hamilton, the Warren versus Carole Robinson, Gosfield Lake. Carole received 5 shots – a very closely fought match with the players all square after 17 holes. The end result was a win for Carole on the 18th hole 1 up.

Some very good golf was witnessed in both matches. Thanks to Lynn Kirkham for referring and to The Burstead for hosting the semi finals. The refreshments provided were excellent.

Lee Stavri & Linda Woods with their caddies

Janice Hamilton, Carole Robinson and their caddies with Pennie Lipscomb & Lynn Kirkham (Referees)

Caddies trying to keep cool!

Our finalists Carole and Lee will be playing their match at Colchester golf club on Monday 20th August 1pm tee time.  Supporters for the players are encouraged to attend.

Janice and Linda received mementos from our Lady President, Jan Collier, for their achievement.

Pennie Lipscomb
Ida Bunting Organiser & Referee

Ida Bunting Memorial Trophy – Entry Form for 2019

A letter including the entry form for the 2019 competition can be downloaded below. Please encourage existing society members at your club to enter a qualifying round at your club. Any past Essex Lady Captain is eligible to enter the qualifying round irrespective of which club they were Lady Captain at.

Ida Bunting entry form 2019

Detailed rules of the competition are available on the Ida Bunting page.

Carol Bell Hon Secretary & Webmaster

3rd Summer Meeting The Rayleigh Club 9 August 2018

Will all those playing in the Society of Essex Lady Captains 3rd Summer Meeting at The Rayleigh Club on Thursday 9th August please register by no later than 11.10.  If you are held up on the day please send a text message to Carol Bell (mobile 07784 244172) or Dot Greaves (mobile 07941 840965) or leave a voice message, giving your estimated time of arrival.  Bacon rolls and coffee will be available from around 10.30.   First tee time is 12 noon.  A list of those playing can be downloaded below, can members please ensure that others at your club are aware of the details.  If you need to cancel your place please contact Jane Collier preferably via email or alternatively telephone Jane on 01621 893644, in either case please ensure you receive confirmation of your cancelation.

The evening meal is a beef & turkey carvery with mixed vegetables and fresh fruit salad and cream for dessert. If you have any special dietary requirements you must contact the club direct (01702 232377), in advance of the meeting, to ensure you are properly catered for.  Buggies are available to hire for at a special price of £16 by contacting the club (01702 232377 – option 2).  If you intend to book a buggy please contact Jan Collier telephone 01621 842295 and we will try to put you in a group with another lady who wants a buggy – but no guarantees!

3rd Summer Meeting The Rayleigh Club 9 August 2018 – Players

Carol Bell (Hon Sec and Webmaster)

Ida Bunting Memorial Trophy 2018 – Semi Finals

The Ida Bunting Memorial Trophy competition, which started in April, has now reached the semi final stage.  Well done to everyone who played in the competition this year and congratulations to our semi finalists.

The semi finals will take place on Monday 6 August at The Burstead Golf Club from 1200 noon. The semi final matches are:

Lee Stavri (West Essex) v  Linda Woods (Royal Epping Forest)

Janice Hamilton (The Warren) v Carol Robinson (Gosfield Lake)

Supporters are very welcome to attend.

Full details of the competition can be found on the Ida Bunting page.

Pennie Lipscomb (Ida Bunting Organiser)

2nd Summer Meeting Bentley July 2018 – Results

The Society of Lady Captains 2nd Summer Meeting, hosted by Bentley Golf Club, saw 64 members enjoying the lovely refurbished facilities in the clubhouse, the fabulous course, the delicious buffet style dinner and last but by no means least the superb desserts table. Taking to the fairways at 12 noon the ladies had another treat in store as they were right under the flight path of the aircraft (from the Chinnocks to the Red Arrows) en-route to London for the RAF centenary fly past. 

The course played beautifully with no fewer than 12 pairs scoring 40 points and more in the drawn 4BBB competition off full handicap. In addition to the competition scores one lady, Mary Buckley (Ilford) had something else to celebrate as she got a hole in one at the par 3 144 yd 8th hole and received a box of balls from the Lady President (Jan Collier).  In 4th place with 43 points on count back were Jane Collier (Forrester Park) & Sandra Goff (Crondon Park), 3rd with 43 points ocb were Lyn Anderson (The Essex) & Christine Berry (Belfairs).  2nd with 44 points were Carol Bell (Benton Hall) & Ann Abbs (Mardyke Valley). In first place and winners of the Joyce Layland Cup with a massive score of 48 points  were Jenny Hartnett (Crondon Park) and Margaret Woodward (Risebridge).  Thanks to Bentley Golf Club for hosting the meeting, to all the staff involved on the day, to Liz Potter (Lady Captain Bentley) and her helpers.

 A great day both on and off the golf course!  (Let us know what you thought of the day by clicking on ‘Leave a Reply’.)

Mary Buckley (Ilford) Hole in 1


Liz Potter (LC Bentley) & Jan Collier (Lady President)

3rd Christine Berry (Belfairs) & Lyn Anderson (The Essex)



2nd Carol Bell (Benton Hall) & Ann Abbs (Mardyke Valley)
















Winners Jenny Hartnett (Crondon Park) & Margaret Woodward (Risebridge)


Carol Bell (Hon Secretary & Webmaster)